Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 02/25/2014 - 11:44pm
The House of Representatives gave preliminary approval to a bill reviewing the creation of a state-run virtual school. The proposal’s moratorium on privately-run virtual charter schools is drawing strong opposition.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 02/25/2014 - 11:42pm
Under the new House legislation, schools boards have the discretion to take incidents on a case-by-case basis and would no longer be forced to expel or suspend students caught with a fishing knife or baseball bat in their car on school grounds.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 02/25/2014 - 11:41pm
Metro Nashville school officials did not back down from a controversial new policy that defines where new charter schools in the county can locate to ease overcrowded elementary schools.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 02/25/2014 - 11:38pm
Controversial legislation that would allow teachers, parents and others to bring guns to school parking lots was revived this week in the Indiana House of Representatives.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 02/25/2014 - 11:36pm
Gov. Christie’s budget would provide a record $9 billion in public-school aid, an increase of $36.8 million from this year, and $2.3 billion for higher education, or $159 million more.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 02/25/2014 - 11:34pm
New rules from the U.S. Department of Agriculture will slowly eliminate unhealthy foods in schools starting July 1. The agency and the White House also announced a proposal to phase out advertising of those foods at schools.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 02/25/2014 - 12:09am
The National School Boards Association (NSBA) is partnering with New Regency, Penguin Books, and the filmmakers to distribute copies of the film, book and study guide 12 Years a Slave to public high schools.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 02/25/2014 - 12:02am
The Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) today released a series of videos that spotlight key takeaways from the New Media Consortium’s Horizon Report > 2013 K-12 Edition and CoSN’s accompanying annual Horizon Report: K-12 Edition Toolkit.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Mon, 02/24/2014 - 11:56pm
Rather than waiting around a few more decades for some elusive federal know-how to miraculously kick in, we should turn to the states for evidence of actual academic improvement, particularly among disadvantaged students.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Mon, 02/24/2014 - 11:51pm
State Sen. Greg Smith has proposed adding mandatory fingerprinting and background checks for custodians, cooks and other people who have contact with students.